Make Git Friendlier: statusAugust 05, 2013 -
Since I couldn’t sleep tonight, I watched a presentation by this guy Zach Holman who works for GitHub.
One tip he shares makes the output from
git status much friendlier and I thought I’d share it so you don’t have to watch an hour of talking to find out about it.
git status -sb
I went so far as to add this to my
alias stat='git status -sb
Basically, it makes the output from git go from something like this:
sgoodwin:Parts/ (master\*) \$ git status [4:13:13] On branch master Changes not staged for commit: (use “git add …” to update what will be committed) (use “git checkout — …” to discard changes in working directory) modified: Parts/Parts-Info.plist modified: Parts/RWSAppDelegate.m modified: Parts/RWSListsStore.m modified: Parts/RWSListsViewController.h modified: Parts/RWSListsViewController.m no changes added to commit (use “git add” and/or “git commit -a”)
to something more like this:
sgoodwin:Parts/ (master\*) \$ stat [4:13:40] master M Parts/Parts-Info.plist M Parts/RWSAppDelegate.m M Parts/RWSListsStore.m M Parts/RWSListsViewController.h M Parts/RWSListsViewController.m
which is so much nicer because I don’t need all that other junk (also it’s in color if you have that turned on).